Saudi Human Rights Commission holds symposium for World Mental Health Day

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RIYADH: The Human Rights Commission held a virtual symposium for World Mental Health Day 2021 to promote and spread awareness.
It was organized in cooperation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and focused on “determining strategies and best practices” to promote human rights in the field of mental health.
Its aim was to identify the best strategies and practices in protecting human rights in the context of mental health, in line with international principles and standards.
The symposium’s first session dealt with the right to health in accordance with international and national standards and the role of stakeholders and national institutions in protecting and promoting mental health and human rights.
The second discussed strengthening the response to health and mental health care with a human rights-based approach.
The third explored the framework of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 under the theme of “Leaving No One Behind: The Rights of Vulnerable Groups.”

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